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Old 30 May 2024, 07:31 PM   #1
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Hi,

Iíve recently bought a 2002 Submariner date. It is a well worn watch and had a pretty badly scratched/worn bracelet.
I read that CapeCod is good to remove scratches, unfortunately I didnít realise that it would make the bracelet shiny and take away the brushed finish.
Is there anything I can do myself that will bring the bracelet back to how it should look? Or will I need to send it away?
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Old 31 May 2024, 02:19 AM   #2
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Go and pick up a few 3M scotchbrite pads and hand brush the bracelet (removed from the watch of course).

Make sure to secure the bracelet against a workbench and make consistent, light horizontal passes along the length of the bracelet. Go check out YouTube for reference.

Done it many times, myself. Works like a charm. Good luck
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Old 31 May 2024, 04:09 AM   #3
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Hi,

Iíve recently bought a 2002 Submariner date. It is a well worn watch and had a pretty badly scratched/worn bracelet.
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Here's a DIY.


https://www.rolexforums.com/showthread.php?t=111743
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Old 31 May 2024, 04:58 AM   #4
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Go and pick up a few 3M scotchbrite pads and hand brush the bracelet (removed from the watch of course).

Make sure to secure the bracelet against a workbench and make consistent, light horizontal passes along the length of the bracelet. Go check out YouTube for reference.

Done it many times, myself. Works like a charm. Good luck
Perfect, thank you. I will give this a go
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Old 31 May 2024, 05:03 AM   #5
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Here's a DIY.
This is great. Thank you
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Old 10 June 2024, 04:12 AM   #6
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Iíve followed the instructions provided and my bracelet looks like new. Thanks for the info.
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Iíve followed the instructions provided and my bracelet looks like new. Thanks for the info.
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Old 11 June 2024, 08:13 AM   #8
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Great DIY I've bookmarked! Thanks!
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